May 16, 2022

New Full Text Reference Resource From US PIRG: “Affordable Textbooks: A Policy Guide”

The new policy guide was published about a week ago by U.S. PIRG (United States Public Interest Research Group) Education Fund And The Student PIRGS.

The purpose of this guide is to provide policy guidance to thought leaders and decision-makers from all levels of institutions and government – from individual campuses considering policies that support open textbook use and development to state legislators that are considering approaches to making textbooks more affordable.

The full text guide is available here and also embedded below.

We’ve also embedded the full text of a report published by PIRG earlier this year titled, Fixing The Broken Textbook Market

Policy Guide – Affordable Textbooks

Fixing The Broken Textbook Market by LJ's infoDOCKET

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.